Cliff Taylor: We appear to be on some kind of strange economic plateau. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Some sectors are doing ‘surprisingly well’. Others are shattered. Ireland’s current economic reality is unlike anything that’s gone before. And nob(...)

The research by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and the Department of Finance found there was limited overlap between the sectors at risk from a hard Brexit and those most impacted by the pandemic. Illustration: Getty Images

The shock to the Irish economy from a no-deal Brexit could be exacerbated by the Covid-19 crisis, a new study has indicated. The research by the Econ(...)

About 40% of SMEs didn’t have sufficient resources to cover the revenue gaps that occurred during the height of the lockdown. Photograph: iStock

Small and medium-sized businesses face a revenue shortfall of up to €15 billion this year, depending on how the Republic’s economy responds to the Cov(...)

Former chair of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council Seamus Coffey. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A new chairman of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council will have to be appointed by the next government following the recent decision by UCC economist Se(...)

The advisory council warning comes as exchequer returns show the Government took in a record €3.1bn in corporation tax last month and is on course for a record €11bn this year.

The Government has again been warned against using “windfall taxes” to fund public services similar to what occurred during the boom. Irish Fiscal Ad(...)

President of the European Comission Jean-Claude Juncker, right, and UK prime minister Boris Johnson shake hands during a press conference on the Brexit deal in Brussels on October 17th. Photograph: EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

The proposed Brexit deal could result in a major increase in cross-Border smuggling and technology will be powerless to prevent it from happening, a s(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: nobody has provided a concrete assessment of how Irish trade with continental Europe, the trade that uses the UK land bridge, will be affected. Photograph: David Mirzoeff

Another week and another clatter of Brexit warnings. First we had the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) saying we could be flung into a re(...)

Inspection facilities being built at Dublin Port in advance of Brexit. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

With a little over 48 days to Brexit, and UK prime minister Boris Johnson determined that the country leaves the EU, deal or no deal, Irish businesses(...)

‘Whatever happens with Brexit in the end is likely to be bad news for Ireland, assuming of course there isn’t a second referendum and the UK decides to stay in.’

The European Commission this week described Brexit as a “singular event” that “could constitute a major disaster”. The EU’s executive arm signalled it(...)

Irish Fiscal Advisory Council chairman Seamus Coffey: said the Government’s “repeated failure” to rein in unplanned spending has left the State exposed to future shocks

A cliff-edge Brexit next March could have a far greater impact on the Republic than previously thought, the Government’s budgetary watchdog has warned(...)

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